Dangerous Vršič Pass

Just a couple of kilometres from Kranjska Gora is one of the road-engineering marvels of the 20th century: a breakneck, Alpine road that connects Kranjska Gora with Bovec, 50km to the southwest. The trip involves no fewer than 50 pulse-quickening hairpin turns and dramatic vistas as you cross the Vršič Pass at 1611m.

Kranjska Gora

Here our adventure begins, to get there you will need to pass small road but the views later on are worth to do that. Kranjska Gora is an alpine resort in northwestern Slovenia In town, the 17th-century Liznjek House exhibits period furniture and tools.

Lake Jasna- Reflections of mountains in the crystal clear lake water.

Before the first road bends to Vršič, stop for a short break at the Jasna Lake. It consists of two interconnected artificial lakes at the confluence of the Velika Pišnica and Mala Pišnica streams. The area around the lake offers nice trails, but you can also enjoy fishing since it is a well-known fishing district. Of course, fly fishing is the only type allowed.

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Russian Chapel

The wooden chapel, dedicated to St. Vladimir, was built in 1917 by Russian prisoners of war in memory of the deceased during the construction of the Vršič Pass road. Some of the perished Russian prisoners, who built the road over Vršič, were buried in Trenta, and the majority in the common graves on Vršič and underneath it, in a stone tomb shaped like a pyramid.

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Magnificent landscapes

You can easily spend here days and hike, bike or just drive and enjoy the beautiful nature. This part of our Slovenian trip was definitely unforgettable. Enough words- watch the pictures.IMG_9069

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